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Can You Overdose From Smoking Crack

Crack Overdose

Can You Overdose From Smoking Crack? Can you overdose from smoking crack? Yes. Crack is made of cocaine hydrochloride that has been processed with baking soda or ammonia and water into a form called “freebase”. The mixture is cooled and filtered, and then the “chips, chunks, or “rocks” are smoked in a crack pipe.  Is there a difference between cocaine and crack cocaine? There are no pharmacological differences between powder cocaine and crack cocaine. This means that, chemically, they are nearly identical and hence, produce similar results. When smoked, crack produces a very fast and intense feeling of euphoria. Unfortunately, this feeling is extremely harmful, not to mention it often leads to crack addiction. Smoking crack is a dangerous route of administration by itself, simply because of the way the drug enters the system. When smoked, crack cocaine enters the bloodstream quickly and then crosses the blood-brain barrier to affect neurotransmitters of the central nervous system(CNS). Chest pain with convulsions can happen during crack inhalation. Additionally, an unintentional crack overdose can be common and is almost always caused by the urge for a stronger “high”. Crack cocaine is highly addictive, and once an addiction is present, the problems stack up exponentially. Realizing…